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ABOUT US

our vision

Our mission
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer's disease.

Areas we serve
The Alzheimer’s Association, Mississippi Chapter, provides vital services and support to individuals, caregivers and families. We serve 82 counties in Mississippi.

Contact us
24/7 Helpline: 1.800.272.3900
Mississippi Chapter
196 Charmant Drive
Suite 4
Ridgeland, MS 39157
601.987.0020 phone
601.853.0850 fax
ms-info@alz.org
8:30 – 4:30

Chapter newsletter
Our free newsletter is published quarterly and contains the latest information in Alzheimer care, research and advocacy plus chapter news. Sign up to receive our newsletter by contacting our office at (601) 987-0020 or by sending an email to ms-info@alz.org. Or you can view past issues below.

Financial Information
The Mississippi Chapter is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, donor-supported organization. Programs and services are made possible through contributions from individuals, corporations and foundations. The chapter uses 80 percent of all funds raised for programs, services and research efforts. Click here to view our tax information.

WE CAN HELP


Support groups

Come listen, share and learn from others who understand what you are going through. Groups meet at a various times and locations. They are free and confidential

Check to see if there is a group close to you that fits your needs.

Mississippi State Strategic Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
2015 – 2020 - SURVEY

We would like your input on the draft Mississippi State Strategic Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias 2015 – 2020. The Plan is a collaborative project led by the Department of Mental Health, Division of Alzheimer's;  the Alzheimer's Association Mississippi Chapter; and The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in partnership with stakeholders from across the state. Your feedback will be reviewed by plan contributors and a summary of survey results will be published.  Survey results will be used in finalizing the Plan, formulating the implementation plan and will help drive decision making and raise awareness to the unique needs of individuals and families living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  

To participate click here.

 


Education programs

Attend an education program and learn more about the basics of Alzheimer's, caregiving, working with your doctor, brain health and more. We offer several programs for families, individuals facing Alzheimer’s and the public. Most of these programs are free of charge.

If you would like to have an Alzheimer's Association representative come to speak at your event/program please complete the speaker request form.

November Community Wide Programs

Living with Alzheimers: Caregivers Series - Oxford

Living with Alzheimers: Caregivers Series - Clinton

Conferences


Save the Date:
4th Annual Central Conference on Alzheimer's: Confidence in Caregiving
Friday, November 14th
Presenting Sponsor: Mississippi Council on Developmental Disabilities
8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
Anderson Hall, Mississippi College
$50 Professionals (Social Work and Nursing Home Administrators approved for 6 CE hours)
Students and Caregivers FREE​
Light breakfast and Lunch included

To register for conference click here (PDF).

Conference Agenda here.

Update on Research in Ocean Springs
November 12, 2014
3:00 -5:00 p.m.
Where: Ocean Springs Senior Center

 


Referral

Local resources and referrals

Need a referral to a local adult day care center, nursing home or eldercare lawyer? Our staff can help assess whether a specific care or service provider meets the needs of an individual with Alzheimer's.

For more information, please contact us:
By phone: 1.800.272.3900
By e-mail: ms-info@alz.org

 

JOIN THE CAUSE


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Donate

Your gift will help fight Alzheimer's through vital research and essential support programs and services.

Donate online

Donate by phone:
601.987.0020

Alzheimers Association – MS Chapter
196 Charmant Drive, Ste 4
Ridgeland, MS 39157

     
   

Local Events

   

Early Stage Community Programming

 

Save the Date
Sante South Wine Festival
Saturday, April ​​18, 2015​

     
  ALZstars

ALZStars
Founded in 2010, the Alzheimer’s Association ALZ Stars® program created an opportunity for runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes to test their limits while pursuing progress in Alzheimer’s care, support and research locally and nationwide. ALZ Stars go the distance in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, increasing awareness and inspiring others to take action. As an ALZ Star, you will have access to training and fundraising support and, most importantly, you will join a community determined to leave its mark in the fight against Alzheimer’s. On your journey to the finish line, share your story, your progress and your achievements with family and friends and encourage them to join you in the ALZ Stars movement. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by signing up at act.alz.org/msalzstars.

     
 

Blondes vs. Brunettes
Blondes vs. Brunettes (BVB) flag football games have raised more than 3 million dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association since its inception in 2005. Originally conceptualized by a group of young professional women in Washington, D.C., Blondes vs. Brunettes is a flag football game in which the two participating teams are divided based on the age-old rivalry between blondes and brunettes. Held in cities across the United States, BVB is a volunteer-driven event that brings the passion and athleticism of young community leaders together to support the fight against Alzheimer’s. Donate to your favorite player or hair color today!

     
 

On June 21, 2015, the longest day of the year, teams across the northern hemisphere will participate in a sunrise-to-sunset endurance activity to honor the passion, dedication and strength displayed by people with Alzheimer's and their caregivers, and to raise funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Visit thelongestday.alz.org for more information.

     

Walk to End Alzheimer's

       

Gulf Coast Walk
November 15, 2014
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Golden Triangle Walk
October 12, 2014
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Central MS Walk
September 13, 2014
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Meridian Walk
October 18, 2014
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Mississippi Delta Walk
September 27, 2014 

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Northeast MS Walk
September 20, 2014
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Northwest MS Walk
September 20, 2014

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Pine Belt Walk
October 11, 2014 
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Volunteer

Every volunteer contributes to our ability to serve the community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, depending upon your talents, interest and time.